This course spans an historical era of enormous range and significance: from the French Revolution in 1789 to the mid-twentieth century; from Romanticism to Modernism and after. This is a vast literary-historical panorama, and yet there are many discernible, essential and vital continuities between the writers and texts on this course. These major writers and especially challenging texts have been amongst the most influential of all in setting the agenda for modern literary practice in our language, as well as for modern conceptions and theories of literature. Writers studied will include Wordsworth, Byron, Yeats, Eliot and Joyce.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts of the literature of the Romantic, Victorian and Modernist eras to some major authors, works and genres.
- Identify key elements that are distinctive to literary achievement of writers in the Romantic, Victorian and Modernist periods of British literary history.
- Reflect and write analytically about the literary works and their contexts.
- Develop their own skills of literary critical analysis.
Indicative Assessment2 x 2500 word essays (50% each) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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